The Kings can thank their defense and the play of DeMarcus Cousins for their five-game winning streak. Sacramento has held opponents to 96.4 points per game and 40.1 percent shooting, while Cousins has averaged 32.6 points and 14.8 rebounds during the run.
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With the Raiders’ future in Oakland up in the air, local radio host Carmichael Dave says Sacramento should pursue the team. But he doesn’t want to steal the Raiders. It’s more about if they can’t reach a deal in Oakland.
New 49ers coach Chip Kelly took a step toward dealing with the team’s quarterback conundrum, meeting with Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams, who starred in Saturday’s East-West Shrine game. Adams has been compared to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Peyton Manning throws two touchdown passes and runs for a critical first down to help the Denver Broncos reach Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara with a 20-18 victory over the visiting New England Patriots. Manning beats Tom Brady for just the sixth time in 18 meetings.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton accounts for four touchdowns, and the defense forces seven turnovers in a 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC championship game. Carolina reaches the Super Bowl for just the second time in franchise history.
A’s catcher Stephen Vogt says he likes “where we are” when asked about the team’s chances this season during the annual FanFest on Sunday in Oakland. The A’s lost an Oakland-era record 35 one-run games, and the bullpen had the highest ERA in the American League in 2015.
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